Plaque not missing — is being restored

Sometimes a missing plaque is not cause for alarm. Unfortunately this is rare.

“There is no cause for alarm. The recent disappearance of the two plaques has nothing to do with theft, vandalism or a David Copperfield magic trick. They simply have been removed and sent to a nearby company that specializes in metal restoration and sculpture conservation.”Click to read story from hunterdon-county-democrat 4/17/14

Slain student Agee honored as mentor

The mantra of this blog is that plaques and memorials are important because they memorialize and focus attention on important events, places and people. Here is a story that does just that:

“The life of student Steven R. Agee II was commemorated by a plaque and conference room, named in his honor, in a dedication ceremony Monday.”

Click to read story by Betsy Mathew Northern Star (Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill.) 4/15/14

Avalon Lions Club Dedicates Bud Smith Memorial Plaque

“AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND – Avalon Lions Club Members, family and friends of Bud Smith, dedicated the Avalon Lions Club Memorial Plaque to Bud Saturday March 22, 2014, at the Airport in the sky. The beautiful plaque is located on the right side of the walk way coming off the tarmac into the Conservancy exhibit area. The bronze plaque features a picture of Bud standing beside a DC-3 at the Airport in the Sky…”

Click to read story by Burney Ramming, Avalon Lions Club President from ecatalina.com 4/2/14

Plaque placed at BI Museum

When you look at their faces, you can see the pride and community spirit that accompanies the placement of this bronze plaque. I hope they realize that someone needs to commit to regularly maintaining it so it will stay looking like it does now. The information is available in my free eBook Preserving Bronze Plaques & Memorials.

“Buffalo Island Museum in Monette has purchased a bronze plaque stating: ‘First National Bank, 201 W. Drew Avenue, Built in 1918, was placed on the National Register of Historical Places by the United States Department of the Interior on January 24, 2008.’ ”

Click here to read story submitted by Donna Rolland thetown-crier.com 4/1/14